PT Ricci Joins the NXT Lacrosse Team
Former All-American & college coach will lead HS Club + elite programs
THE NXT LC PHILOSOPHY
Our club teams develop and challenge elite players who are committed to lacrosse year-round. Expert coaches, modern curricula, elite competition and professionalism are infused into each NXTlacrosse club team.
** NXT fields club teams in compliance with US Lacrosse segmentation policies. All NXT youth players must be US Lacrosse members, and must complete the US Lacrosse verification process.
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FULL-TIME NXT STAFF
Marty Kupprion | Director of NXT Lacrosse Club Youth | firstname.lastname@example.org
PT Ricci | Director of NXT Lacrosse Club High School | email@example.com
Bill Leahy | Director of Coaching and College Guidance | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellis Mair | Director of Participant Health and Safety | email@example.com
Brett Manney | Vice President of Sales and Recruiting | firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Lawrence | Chief Operating Officer at NXT Sports | email@example.com
Andy Hayes | Chief Executive Officer at NXT Sports firstname.lastname@example.org
NXT BOYS LACROSSE CLUB COACHING STAFF
NXT 2018: Mike Podgajny / Mike Avato / Ray Arra
NXT 2019: Brett Manney / George Castle
NXT 2020: Chris Williams / Andy Hayes
NXT 2021: PT Ricci / Steve Layne
NXT 2022: Joe Shallow / Tony Verna / Bill McAvoy
NXT 2023: Jake McKeon / Evan Zielinski / Vince Travaglini
NXT 2024: Marty Kupprion / Ray Arra / Dylan Brown
NXT 2025: Evan Wenger / Conor Esworthy
NXT 2026: Nile Thompson / John Roulston
NXT 9U: Marty Kupprion / Taylor Ehret / Evan Downey
Our club teams develop and challenge elite players who are committed to lacrosse year-round. Expert coaches, modern curricula, elite competition and professionalism are infused into each NXTlacrosse club team. For the first time this year, NXT Boys Lacrosse Club will offer two teams per grade at the middle school level. This will create both better training and gameday experiences. At the high school and youth levels we have one team per grade.
Our five-step approach to the total lacrosse player
1. Fundamentals | Building our foundation by training relentlessly year-round
2. Team Strategies | Playing an essential role within a team system (90% Rule)
3. Position-specific | Skills, knowledge and strategies
4. Decision Making | Small-sided games and fast-paced scenarios
5. Intangibles | Leadership, hustle, coachability, competitive spirit, and being an energy raiser
When you commit to our NXT lacrosse team, you commit to the full year. In order to build team camaraderie, chemistry and consistency, attendance at practices and tournaments is taken seriously. We use the area’s most elite facilities for all of our programming; the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken (fall/spring/summer) and Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn (winter). United Sports in Downingtown is a main venue for many of our events.
Our coaches know the game. They have experience playing playing in college, playing professionally, coaching high school, coaching at the collegiate level as well as having backgrounds as teachers and educators. All coaches are background-checked and PA Act 153 compliant.
NXT runs the best events in the country, so our club players get access to the nation’s top events, showcases, tournaments, and educational programming. Our teams do not have to travel far to play in great events. Our top players receive invites to the nation’s best individual showcases.
Our staff has created a guidebook for the college process to help each family better understand the process and support their discussions and unique journeys through the college search. Coach Leahy is available to work with any and all NXT families throughout this process.
We want to make the experience matter for every player. From safety, communications, college guidance, recruiting help, and media coverage, our kids are supported both on and off the field by 29 full-time employees.
NXT’s partnership with Next Level Video gives our players access to high-quality video packages at discounted prices. NLV’s footage and highlight videos are the best in the business. Players can use NLV’s footage to get an updated highlight reel after each season.
NXT follows careful safety procedures at all practices and events. All coaches must be PA Act 153-certified. We also have an athletic trainer on site for every practice, monitor weather and send text alert updates.
We love to cover and promote our players and teams in the NXTWatch blog. From college commitments and tournament highlights, to high school games and awards, we make sure to hype up our NXT Family! Follow us on social media to see what we are up to @nxtlcboys on Twitter and @nxtlcboys on Instagram.
Not only do we take care of our athletes in house, NXT Sports also has partnerships with Nike, Gatorade and Next Level Video. From fresh gear to safety on and off the field, we have you covered.
We want to get to know you and your family and become a part of your journey as you develop as a player and a young man. We hold meetings with our players and parents each year to discuss progress, strengths and areas for improvement, academics, future goals and action plans to achieve these goals. We truly want the best for our players.
Families can take advantage of video packages and seasonal highlight films through NLV next-level-video.com